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Johann Joseph (since 1839 of ) (* 25 January 1776 in Koblenz; "† 29 January 1848 in Munich) was a German Gymnasial and university teacher and a catholic journalist.

was the founder and first publishers of the newspaper Rheini Merkur. It was 1841/1842 beside Sulpiz and August Reichensperger of one of the initiators with the establishment of the association of building of central cathedrals to Cologne.

When on 23 January 1814 after release that Rhine country of the French crew (Rhine transition with Kaub in the New Year's Night 1814) the "Rheini Merkur" - which newspaper of the journalist - which announced ideals of the liberty-conscious European peoples, who had risen against tyranny I., the Frenchmen called "the fifth great power of Europe" this newspaper. That was not the first time that the Frenchmen on became attentive. Already the "red sheet" (Bonn), which the medical student at that time drew up, by the French crew authority one had forbidden. had seen the ascent and had recognized with farsightedness the danger of the development for Europe. "In Napoleon a tyranny will arise for the world, like one it since the Roman time no more did not know." announced it to its compatriots.

In the "Rheini Merkur" occurred also sharp-polished word for the liberty of the peoples, for the German language and culture, unity of the princes and peoples, renewal of the Pressefreiheit and the Kaisertums, for condition and international law. The Prussian government forbade the uncomfortable newspaper to 1816 and issued a warrant of arrest, which forced to the escape into Switzerland. For many years he worked as a nature philosopher, political writer, publisher of German and Persian seal in the emigration. He was a friend of the romantics Clemens Brentano and Achim of Arnim and dedicated its Kraft ever more to the stabilization of the was one of the most important (catholic) political journalists of the first half 19. Century.

In the winter the 1945/1946 of from that Swiss exiles returned home the Franz Albert Kramer again in Koblenz again created "Rheini Merkur" (first expenditure of 15. March 1946) tied expressly to the liberal attitude of

1827 it was appointed to the chair for history at the University of Munich, where it blocked for many years the establishment of a science of history up-to-date. The lecture, which it held during its first term, began with the Erschaffung of the world and ended with the Sintflut. Its historical view oriented itself strongly to the Christian Dogmatik, which particularly in its Hauptwerk "the Christian Mystik" carried to comes. Its understanding of historiography in the section becomes particularly clear over the Mystik". He regarded the witch nature, whose fight in the early modern times had demanded thousands of victims, as reality, whereby he Protestant authors, as Christian Thomasius for konfessionellen reasons does not quote. Instead come such as Martin Delrio or Agobard from Lyon to word.

Its stands in the Walhalla. The society, a High School in Duesseldorf, as well as a place and a High School in Koblenz and a road in Munich were designated after it.


  • Aphorismen over art, 1802
  • Over the case Teutschlands and the conditions of its Wiedergeburt, 1810
  • Myth stories of the asiatic world, 1810
  • Rheini Merkur (Hrsg.), 1814-1816
  • Teutschland and the revolution, 1819
  • Answer in the current times for each Teut particularly important question: What do we have to , 1814
  • Europe and the revolution, 1821
  • Athanasius, 1838
  • The Christian Mystik, 1840/42
  • The cathedral of Cologne and von Strasburg, 1842
  • Aspecten at the time turn. To the new year 1848, 1848

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